The Montana State University Department of Agricultural Economics and MSU Extension will host an agricultural economics conference, “Managing Land Resources in the Context of Variable Weather” on Nov. 3, in MSU’s Procrastinator Theater, located in the Strand Union Building. The conference, part of the annual Celebrate Agriculture event in MSU’s College of Agriculture, will feature several MSU agricultural economics and Extension faculty speakers on topics of interest to Montana’s agricultural industry, including: farm finances, drought, land valuation, public lands, peas and lentils, and farm policy.
Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC) will hold a Sector Growth Workshop on December 5, 8 am to 5 pm, in Billings. The workshop poses such questions as: “What would it look like if the Billings area was a regional center of manufacturing excellence?” and “What’s your role in improving outcomes for your company, our local economy, and the workforce?” Issues such as the skills gap, digitalization, automation, and customer relations. The event will be held at HE Parts International: Mining Solutions, 1733 Highway 87 East. For more information go to: https:// www.cvent. com/ events/ EventRsvp. aspx